Florida shooting sparks racial anger

Activists call on federal government to intervene after man is not arrested after killing unarmed teenager.

    US civil rights activists are calling on the federal government to investigate the death of a black teenager in southeastern state of Florida.

    Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old, was shot in the chest last month by George Zimmerman, 28-year-old volunteer neighbourhood guard who was carrying a 9mm handgun.

    Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin but claimed he was acting in self-defence after Martin attacked him. Police, following Florida's unusual interpretation of what it means to act in self-defence, have not arrested Zimmerman.

    Rosiland Jordan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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